At the end of the 19th century a large cylinder falls on the English countryside. A young writer is among those who witnesses the event. But soon the cylinder opens and a group of Martians appear. It soon becomes apparent the Martians intend to attack. The writer soon finds himself fighting for his own survival as the military fights to stop the Martians, society collapses, and as the human race fights to win the war of the worlds.
Did You Know?
The copyright notice, despite being wrong in conventional Roman numerals, is actually correct in a more obscure (and disused) version of the system. See more
The Writer looks through the observatory telescope with his closed eye. See more
The Copyright date is given as "MMDCCLVIII", which is the year 2758. See more
After even more re-cutting, there is now a third version available to the international, non-US market, under the title "Classic War of the Worlds". It is 125 minutes and has (slightly) retooled effects. See more